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At NC State University, we create prosperity for North Carolina and the nation. We began as a land-grant institution grounded in agriculture and engineering. Today, we’re a preeminent research enterprise that excels across disciplines.

NC State is a powerhouse in science, technology, engineering and math. We lead in agriculture, education, textiles, business and natural resources management. We’re at the forefront of teaching and research in design, the humanities and the social sciences. And we’re home to one of the world’s best colleges of veterinary medicine.

Our more than 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students learn by doing. They pursue original research and start new companies. They forge connections with top employers and serve communities local and global. Through it all, they enjoy an outstanding return on investment.

The College of Education ranks No. 1 in North Carolina for colleges with education degrees (College Magazine)

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The NC State College of Education has made me a better person and has helped me find my true self and my voice. While here, I was able to find out what I truly wanted to do with my life—and that is to spread my love and joy for science.

Armando Salazar-Cardoso

North Carolina State University
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Programs
Bachelor’s & lic.
Teacher Education Program
Master’s & lic.
Master of Arts in Teaching
Bachelor’s & licensure
Teacher Education Program
  • 48 months
    Program Duration
    Program duration can vary based on the number of courses taken per semester, summer semester enrollment, as well as other factors
  • In-person
    Program Format
Program Info

The NC State College of Education is a research powerhouse grounded in its land-grant mission. The college is North Carolina’s largest supplier of STEM educators, consistently ranks as the top teacher preparation program in the state across multiple variables and has established a leadership pipeline for schools, community colleges and higher education in North Carolina.

The college enrolls over 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students, and its faculty currently engage in nearly 120 research projects funded through over $90 million in active research and development grants—the most of any college of education in North Carolina.

The College of Education ranks among the top 12 percent in the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings and among the top one percent in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings. 

The College of Education ranks No. 1 in North Carolina for colleges with education degrees (College Magazine)

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Tuition & Fees
$7,852
In State Tuition
$21,951
Out of State Tuition
$75
Application Fee
Cost Offsets
Students at North Carolina State University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with North Carolina State University to see if you can, too!
Amount
Description
$110,000-200,000

The Park Scholarship is valued at up to $110,000 in-state and $200,000 out of state for four years.

$20,500

The Goodnight Scholars Program for STEM Disciplines is valued at $20,500 a year.

$500-$5000 a year

There are over 75 scholarship opportunities for College of Education students. Scholarship amounts may vary.

$8,250 per year

Teaching Fellows is a competitive, merit-based loan forgiveness program. More information about this scholarship can be found at myapps.northcarolina.edu/ncteachingfellows.

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Licenses
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Agriculture Education (9-12)
Career & Technology Education (9-12)
Elementary Education (K-6)
English (9-12)
English as a Second Language (K-12)
French (K-12)
German (K-12)
Language Arts, Middle Grades (6-9)
Math (9-12)
Math, Middle Grades (6-12)
Science (9-12)
Science, Middle Grades (6-9)
Social Studies (9-12)
Social Studies, Middle Grades (6-9)
Spanish (K-12)

Program Overview

  • Year One

    Education students at NC State begin their training in year one. In addition to university general education credits, education students take an Introduction to Education course. Students work with a professional advisor to establish professional goals and create a four-year academic plan.

  • Year Two

    Students continue to take general education courses. During this year, students traditionally take Introduction to Teaching in Today's Schools. This course focuses on building relationships with K-12 students, developing engaging learning activities and engaging in a service-learning project. During this year, students participate in a field experience in a public school. During year two, most students are officially admitted to teacher candidacy.

  • Year Three

    During year three, most students enter their professional education courses, including courses focused on instructional design, diversity, child development, assessment and teaching practice. Students participate in a variety of clinical experiences in local schools and practice what they are learning in their professional education coursework.

  • Year Four

    Year four is the Professional Year. Students enter into their professional year during their fourth year. This year includes an intensive placement in a K-12 school. The work students complete in the clinical experience is aligned with the work in their final professional education courses.

    Students receive coaching from their university supervisor and school-based clinical educator in preparation to take on teaching responsibilities. Students also receive support to pass the state-required licensing exams during this year.

Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-On Experience

    At NC State, we believe strong clinical experiences are the foundation of our programs. Students will complete up to 200 hours of work in the field prior to student teaching and over 600 hours during student teaching. Our college has developed strategic partnerships with local schools for the field education of our students.

  • Preparation for Diverse Populations

    We prepare professionals who educate and lead. Our inquiry and practice reflect integrity, a commitment to social justice and the value of diversity in a global community. The College of Education will lead the way in North Carolina in increasing opportunities for success in education and reducing achievement gaps. Students will examine the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to become effective educators of diverse populations. Students are taught the impact of cultural factors on experiences of teachers and students in schools and teaching techniques to enhance schooling experiences of culturally diverse students.

  • Mentoring & Coaching

    Students participate in a variety of clinical experiences in local schools and practice what they are learning in their professional education coursework. Students receive coaching from their university supervisor and school-based clinical educator in preparation to take on teaching responsibilities. Students also receive support to pass the state-required licensing exams during this year.

Stats
684
Total Enrollment
3.85
Entry GPA Min Undergrad Eligibility
n/a
Program Completers
43.70%
Acceptance Rate
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